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will.i.am

Highest Rated:   72% Rio (2011)
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Birthplace:   Inglewood, California
Though his resumé exhibits strong ties to cinema, performer will.i.am sustained his most enduring reputation as a music star, more specifically as one of the lead musicians and the producer of the pop-rap dance ensemble Black Eyed Peas. Born William Adams in March 1975, the native Angelino first delved into music amid the breakdancing craze of the mid- to late '80s and adopted the stage name will.i.am by cleverly punctuating his prename. He met musician apl.de.ap (Allan Pineda Lindo) in high school; the two forged an enduring friendship and a strong creative bond that guided them through the formation of the Tribal Nation breakdancing crew, the two-man music act Atban Klann, and -- eventually -- Black Eyed Peas. The latter initially caught fire thanks to the enthusiasm of the late rapper Eazy-E, who signed the ensemble to his Ruthless Records label and produced one of its earliest albums just before his death. The outfit endured a rocky start thanks to E's passing and Ruthless' uncertainty about how to handle the ensemble, but the Peas eventually attained enormous popularity thanks to the addition of MC Taboo and will.i.am's ingenious production efforts.In time, will.i.am broke off on his own as a solo act; he also moved into films, initially by composing the score to the 2007 drama Freedom Writers. He continued to do soundtrack work and landed an acting assignment voicing the character of Moto Moto in the 2008 animated comedy Madagascar 2, then signed for the role of John Wraith in the mega-budgeted 2009 sequel X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet East LA Interchange
  • Actor
2015
46% Rio 2
  • Pedro
2014
No Score Yet Rio 2 Sing-Along
  • Actor
2014
57% Justin Bieber's Believe
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet The Electric Daisy Carnival Event
  • Actor
2011
72% Rio
  • Pedro
2011
67% Date Night
  • Himself
2010
No Score Yet Bouncing Cats
  • Actor
2010
14% Arthur and the Invisibles 2: Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard
  • Snow
2009
38% X-Men Origins - Wolverine
  • John Wraith
2009
No Score Yet Poliwood
  • Actor
2009
64% Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
  • Moto Moto
2008
No Score Yet Brasilintime: Batucada com Discos
  • Actor
2007

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Performer
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Panelist
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
  • Actor
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Marriage Ref
2010-2011
  • Panelist
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Performer
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
  • Voice
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Performer
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Performer
No Score Yet A Day in the Life
2011-2012
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The X Factor
2011-2014
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Actor
  • Performer
No Score Yet 20/20
1978
  • Performer
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • Performer

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